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Millions of Indian workers strike against Modi government’s pro-market reforms - World Socialist Web Site


Millions of Indian workers strike against Modi government’s pro-market reforms - World Socialist Web Site: According to union estimates, more than 150 million workers participated making the strike one of the largest in recent years. Employees in both the public and private sectors stopped work, including in the banking, insurance, postal, telecom, electricity, ports, coal, steel and jute industries as well as construction and transport. Taxi cab and auto rickshaw driver took part, along with farm workers and poor peasants.

Banks, insurance and road transport were the most-affected in many parts of the country, including major cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore. An estimated 1.3 million employees from 25 public sector banks, 11 private banks and nine foreign banks stopped work. Workers from the Reserve Bank, India’s central bank, as well as cooperative, regional and rural banks, joined the action.

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